Producer Questions Archive 2014 & 2015

Producer Questions from 2014 & 2015

I am planning on grazing cover crops (double cropped forage) this fall. Should I be concerned about nitrates? (November 4, 2015)

I have some sorghum sudan hay and oat hay that I tested for nitrates. It tested on the high side of what is acceptable for level of nitrates to be fed to pregnant cows. Do you have any suggestions for feeding high nitrate forage? Can I still feed this to my cows? (October 6, 2015)

What would be an appropriate way to determine a fair cow lease agreement? (Sept 3, 2015)

I have a lot of sweet clover in my hay fields and pastures this year. I have heard that sometimes cattle eating sweet clover, especially hay with sweet clover in it can have problems. What can I do to avoid these problems? (July 22, 2015)

How is calving distribution calculated and how important is it? (June 18, 2015)

How can I get late calving cows to breed earlier so they calve earlier in the calving season next year? (May 1, 2015)

When should you consider giving a new-born calf colostrum? (March 10, 2015)

Are colostrum replacements a good alternative to give a calf if I can't get natural colostrum? (January 28, 2015)

I have a cow herd that I will be feeding some prairie hay later this winter. What nutrients should I test the hay for? (December 19, 2014)

I am thinking of pregnancy checking my spring-calving cows early this fall and then exposing any non-pregnant cows to bulls and selling the pregnant cows as fall calving cows. Any thoughts? (Oct 1, 2014)

When should I cut prairie hay? (June 25, 2014) 

I have a May calving cow herd. Should I cull cows that have had a prolapse while they were calving? (June 5, 2014)

Can annual synchronization of females cause fertility problems in beef cows? (April 1, 2014)

When should colostrum replacement products be used for newborn calves? (Feb 20, 2014)

Are there any management practices that will make more cows calve during the daylight when I have extra labor available? (Jan 24, 2014)



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